Bronze celebrations at Edinburgh distribution and warehousing firm

Palletways Edinburgh has received a Bronze award from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) for a consecutive year, highlighting its commitment to high quality fleet transport.

FORS, an industry-led accreditation scheme, promotes road freight as a safe and sustainable mode of transportation. It’s open to any company operating a fleet and to the organisations that award contracts to them.  Palletways Edinburgh is part of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network.  The FORS Bronze accreditation emphasises Palletways’ fleet safety, environmental impact and efficiency to customers.

Vanda Roberts, General Manager of Palletways Edinburgh, says: “The FORS bronze re-accreditation is a great coup for us – it sends out a strong signal to our customers and competitors that we are committed to continuous improvement.”

Zac Brown, Director of Owned Operations for Palletways UK, adds: “FORS accreditation demonstrates dedication to driver and vehicle safety, combined with improving operating practices through effective monitoring of fuel and tyre usage. Currently over 4,000 organisations across the UK and Europe are accredited and FORS has become the industry standard.

“The Palletways network includes 110 UK depots, seven of which are owned by Palletways Group. All seven – Birmingham, Bristol, London, Cardiff, Oxford and Glasgow, in addition to Edinburgh – have been successfully re-accredited, as we continue to invest in our hub infrastructure and our people.”

Palletways Edinburgh handles single pallet loads to large scale consignments and covers the EH postcode.  Today, it operates from a site in Newtongrange which includes a 35,000sq. ft building and around 20,000sq. ft of warehousing. It specialises in the express distribution of consignments ranging from a single pallet through to a full 27T trailer load. Customers include food and drink, building and agricultural sector companies across Scotland and the UK.